Federal Ministry of Education Office of the Director has released a press statement, fix August 4th, 2020 for School reopening for exit classes.
According to the press statement, Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as of the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only. Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August. 2020.
These were the unanimous decisions reached today at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education. Honorable Commissioners of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers. (NUT). the proprietors of private schools. and Chief Executives of examination bodies.
It was agreed that the exit classes should resume immediately after the Sallah break. from the 4th of August. 2020 to enable them to prepare for the WAEC examinations scheduled to commence from the l7th ofAugust, 2020.
The meeting also resolved that a passionate appeal he made to the Federal Government through the Presidential Task Force on (COVID-l9 and public-spirited Nigerians for assistance to schools across the country to enable them fast track the preparations for safe reopening. as agreed.
Another meeting is to be convened tomorrow between the Federal Ministry of Education and Chief Executive of examination bodies namely, NECO, NA81 EB, and NBAIS to harmonize their examination dates, which will be conveyed to stakeholders expeditiously by the Federal Ministry of Education.